McGeorge, who was crowned Champion of Champions in BBC Two’s Great British Menu in 2021, says he intends to spend some time with his young family before embarking on new and exciting projects in his home town of Liverpool.
The chef joined Rothay Manor in September 2017 as head chef when it held two AA rosettes. In 2019 he helped the restaurant gain a third rosette for his cooking, that fuses modern British cooking with classical French techniques, which he has successfully retained for the past four years.
"This has been a difficult decision to make, however the time is right for me to move on and focus on future projects," he says.
"Over the last six years at Rothay I’ve been fortunate to have had a hard-working, focussed and dedicated team of chefs at my side. As a result we've achieved a lot together, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the suppliers, staff and guests for their support.
"I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds and hope to be in a position to reveal my future plans in the coming months.’’
McGeorge's culinary career began when he graduated from Liverpool Community College in 2011, after which he began working in several high-profile kitchens, with stints alongside the likes of Simon Rimmer, Sam Moody and Ben Mounsey, before making the move to the Lakes in September 2017 as head chef at Rothay Manor.